Definition of Technicolor in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈteknəˌkələr/


1A process of color cinematography using synchronized monochrome films, each of a different color, to produce a movie in color.
Example sentences
  • It's also quite an education in the three-strip Technicolor filming process.
  • The colours approximate the old warm-hued Technicolor film stocks, and the sets and costumes take ample advantage of this.
  • To add further excitement, the studio intended to shoot the film in Technicolor, a very new process in 1938.
1.1 (technicolor) informal Vivid color: [as modifier]: a technicolor bruise
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  • The various dishes ran together on the plates to create a series of vivid technicolour horrors.
  • For a history lesson, he would take us up to the top of a hill and describe a battle that had been fought in the locality in vivid technicolor.
  • The lurid technicolour of bruises, angry wounds, and welts marred his skin.



Example sentences
  • The Red Sea resorts, now making a play for winter sun business, has crystal clear waters and coral reef full of technicoloured fish.
  • On the museum's main floor, you can visit the technicolored rooms where Factor worked his makeup magic, one each for ‘brownettes,’ brunettes, blonds, and redheads.
  • And visually, Amélie was a technicolored dream.


Early 20th century: blend of technical and color.

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Syllabification: Tech·ni·col·or

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